Everyone wants to make the holiday they have saved for all year round extra special and Holiday Extras offer some great airport packages to do just that. We recently worked with them on our dream holiday to Las Vegas.
They provide airport hotels as well as practical things like parking at the airport, holiday insurance and resort transfers.
When we booked to go to Las Vegas we couldn’t decide whether to drive or get a taxi on the day. We then looked into things in more detail we opted for a hotel stay with parking. This made our trip a little bit more special and allowed us time to relax before our long flight eliminating the stress on the morning. The journey to Manchester Airport can be hectic on a working day.
We stayed at The Crown Plaza at Manchester airport. Our booking was for room, diner and 15 days parking and the package costs £200. We found this to be a reasonable cost as we know the airport well we knew it was only a short walk from terminal 3 which we would be flying from.
The hotel itself has plenty of parking spaces and if you are parking more than a few days they move your car offsite and bring it back the day you arrive home. In our case we had a 24 hour delay in returning but that was no issue we just called the hotel and they said no worries we will make a note and hold the keys.
The hotel room was comfortable and was what you would expect from an airport location. The shower however was amazing it was a proper power shower and extremely relaxing. We had a double bed in the room which was comfortable the pillows were plump (probably a little to plump for Neils liking but I was happy). Each room has a TV with a good selection of channels which was great for us as we literally did just want to chill out and relax.
For dinner we used the restaurant and they had a great selection to choose from. We chose from the set menu which was included in our package but you could use it as credit to order from the al a carte menu should you choose to. We both had a burger which was really tasty and a good size portion as well by the time we had starter and main we had no room for dessert.
After eating we retreated to the sports bar just to the side of the restaurant. However with the hotel location being at the airport itself drinks are quite expensive. You can easily get round this and make your way to terminal 3 just a short walk away which has a shop and get 4 bottles of beer for the price of one in the hotel. This suited us as we just wanted to put our feet up and relax in to room anyway. They also sell wines, soft drinks food and snacks so great if you don’t want to sit in the hotel bars.
On the morning of our flight we put our stuff in the car and handed in our car keys to reception upon checkout. You can then either walk across to the airport which in our case was easy for us as our flight was from terminal 3. If you don’t want to walk the hotel offer a free shuttle service that will take you to the terminal you need. You can also use the shuttle on your return by simply calling a number.
We had a great stay the night before our holiday it made sure we had time to relax and unwind before getting our flight the next day. We had no stress getting to the airport and was able to check in nice and early and avoid any long queues.
Holiday Extras is a great site to use for making your trip that bit more enjoyable.
Services offered by Holiday Extras:
Airport hotels and Hotel and parking packages